In partnership with Revolution Racing, NASCAR Technical Institute (NTI) is allowing students the opportunity to work on some of the top racing engines in the country and as part of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program. Drive for Diversity is the industry’s leading development program for minority and female drivers and crew members. The students who participate in this program are the best of the best at NTI and must have at least a 3.8 GPA to be considered. Nearly 100 students cycle through the program each year.
Revolution Racing, located near NTI in Mooresville, NC, brings together championship caliber executives, competition staff and equipment in a unique academy-style environment. Revolution currently operates four NASCAR K&N Pro Series East teams and six NASCAR Whelen All-American Series teams. NTI students who work in the Motorvation program pit their engines against some of the best built racing engines in the K&N Pro Series. This year NTI engines won seven out of 12 races in the series.
During the course, three to four students work on the engine in the a.m., three to four in the p.m. classes, giving students a bit of an advantage upon graduation. Students who participate may catch the attention of NASCAR teams, especially the ones who work on engines that win.
"These students have a great opportunity to enter into a NASCAR career after this program," says NTI instructor Doug Wolfe. "The fact that they work on winning engines gives them a great advantage over technicians who don’t have the same experience."
Before joining NTI, Wolfe enjoyed a stellar career as an engine builder for many of the top NASCAR teams. He oversees the Motorvation program at NTI.
For more information about NASCAR Technical Institute and its NASCAR and automotive training programs, visit www.uti.edu.